Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stella's Summer Scavenger Hunt {#2}

This one is Little Miss at our community pool {item18}- eating - er - applying sunscreen. xo

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stella's 2009 Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger Hunt Photo - Item 11 - Fresh Flowers -
Hydrangeas from our yard, centerpieces for Dave's 50th Birthday Party!

Here are the rules for playing along with Stella's Summer Scavenger Hunt:

Below is a list of items. Photograph as many as you can between now and August 15th, post them on your blog tagged as "2009 Summer Scavenger Hunt" and I'll send whomever has the most pictures, from the list below, a prize of unspeakable value. :P


  1. ice cream truck

  2. kids playing in a sprinkler

  3. sparklers/fireworks

  4. a tire swing or a regular playground swing

  5. a seagull or sandpiper or other beach bird (pelican?)

  6. lemonade stand

  7. lake-swimming (ocean swimming is good, too!)

  8. an afternoon spent reading in the a/c

  9. a nap in a hammock

  10. a fizzy, fruity cocktail/drink

  11. fresh flowers

  12. sandcastles

  13. hot pink toenails

  14. someone or something floating

  15. outdoor movie

  16. the smell of a charcoal grill in the night

  17. the roar of lawnmower

  18. a municipal pool

  19. root beer floats

  20. mosquitos

  21. a slip ‘n’ slide

  22. a farmer’s market haul, some of which you can freeze for the winter

  23. croquet, badminton, or bocce

  24. a cold movie theater on a hot afternoon

  25. sleeping under the stars

  26. staying up all night

  27. a road trip

  28. a picnic

  29. fireflies

  30. an outdoor concert

  31. getting lost for an afternoon

  32. a sunburn

  33. s’mores

  34. a temperature gauge with the temps at a boiling point

  35. some sort of indoor crafting

  36. any method of relaxation

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Scraps are your FRIENDS!

Remember the fabulous stash of Anna Maria Horner fabric I bought last year? Here is another first attempt at the "wonky log cabin" square (inner logs not 'wonky' enough...I think I get it now, tho'!) Suddenly in love with WHITE sashing. (Tho' that means VERY clean backs of your square, because every.little.thread.shows.up.behind.white!) The back of this pillow is cut from fat quarter from AMH's Chocolate Lollipop line....and I used a WHOLE BAG of polyfil to stuff it.

How about a sneak peak at my "design wall" (more like a scrap of quilt batting taped to the basement door. Wonder what the pizza delivery guy thinks when he gets a peak at it from the doorway?) Hoping that masking tape doesn't take the PAINT OFF THE DOOR when I take it down? hmmm....good reason to leave it!